Microsoft security chief on the future of protecting PCs

We can increase collective computer security by taking cues
from the healthcare industry, argues Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing. Charney outlined this position in a recently published paper entitled
Defense: Applying Public Health Models to the Internet

In a post on the Microsoft
On the Issues blog
, Charney writes, “Just as when an individual who is not
vaccinated puts others’ health at risk, computers that are not protected or
have been compromised with a
bot put
others at risk and pose a greater threat to society.” Charney says that
Microsoft will provide and promote research and development to follow the
public health model in computer security while still supporting user control
and privacy.

Charney’s blog post

the paper



About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »